Chicken enchiladas recipe

Load tortillas with paprika-spiced chicken, red pepper, beans and gooey mozzarella cheese to make this warming enchilada recipe. Bake until the cheese is golden and bubbling.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Preparation

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan over a medium high heat and fry the onion for 5-6 mins until softened and golden. Stir in the garlic and ½ tbsp paprika, fry for 1 min, then stir in the sliced chicken and peppers. Cook, stirring frequently, for a further 4-5 mins until the chicken is starting to turn golden.

  2. Stir the black beans, half the passata and the stock into the chicken and veg. Season with pepper and simmer for 10-15 mins until the sauce thickens and coats the veg.

  3. Meanwhile, put the remaining passata in a small pan with 1 tsp paprika. Simmer gently over a medium heat for 5-8 mins until thickened slightly. Remove from the heat. 

  4. Heat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Lightly oil a baking dish about 30x35cm. Drain the mozzarella ball and coarsely grate or finely chop into small cubes.

  5. Spoon the chicken and pepper filling into the middle of each tortilla wrap and roll up to make fat cigar shapes. Transfer to the oiled baking dish, seam-side down. Spoon over the tomato sauce, and scatter over the mozzarella. Bake for 20-25 mins until the cheese is golden and bubbling, and any exposed tortilla is golden and crisp. Scatter with coriander to serve.

Tip: Add a pinch of chilli flakes or hot chilli powder along with the paprika if you prefer a spicy kick.

 

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Preparation

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan over a medium high heat and fry the onion for 5-6 mins until softened and golden. Stir in the garlic and ½ tbsp paprika, fry for 1 min, then stir in the sliced chicken and peppers. Cook, stirring frequently, for a further 4-5 mins until the chicken is starting to turn golden.

  2. Stir the black beans, half the passata and the stock into the chicken and veg. Season with pepper and simmer for 10-15 mins until the sauce thickens and coats the veg.

  3. Meanwhile, put the remaining passata in a small pan with 1 tsp paprika. Simmer gently over a medium heat for 5-8 mins until thickened slightly. Remove from the heat. 

  4. Heat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Lightly oil a baking dish about 30x35cm. Drain the mozzarella ball and coarsely grate or finely chop into small cubes.

  5. Spoon the chicken and pepper filling into the middle of each tortilla wrap and roll up to make fat cigar shapes. Transfer to the oiled baking dish, seam-side down. Spoon over the tomato sauce, and scatter over the mozzarella. Bake for 20-25 mins until the cheese is golden and bubbling, and any exposed tortilla is golden and crisp. Scatter with coriander to serve.

Tip: Add a pinch of chilli flakes or hot chilli powder along with the paprika if you prefer a spicy kick.